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"Indian burial houses, Juneau"

Creator:
Keystone View Company  Search this
Collection Collector:
Allen, George V.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (7 x 3.5 in.)
Culture:
Tlingit -- Mortuary customs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Scope and Contents:
The item is number 21035 of an unidentified series. The number 9 is stamped on the front of the photograph. A large frame house is in the foreground. Behind it are the burial houses.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.09961200
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Mortuary customs -- Tlingit  Search this
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 90-1, George V. Allen collection of photographs of Native Americans and the American frontier, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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George V. Allen photograph collection of photographs of Native Americans and the American frontier
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw31e261242-e41b-40f0-80be-d5dcff5e3700
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-90-1-ref1840

MS 4513 Miscellaneous notes by A.P. Niblack

Creator:
Niblack, Albert P. (Albert Parker), 1859-1929  Search this
Gould, J. Loomis  Search this
Correspondent:
Barnett, George  Search this
Swan, James G., 1818-1900  Search this
Dawson, George Mercer, 1849-1901  Search this
Addressee:
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908  Search this
Extent:
1 Portfolio
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
Haida  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Portfolios
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1885-1889
Scope and Contents:
Concern Indians of the Northwest Coast, mainly Tlingit and Haida.
Contents: (1) "Rough Notes: Unarranged. Ethnology of the N. W. Coast of America. Rough material from which smooth manuscript was prepared." March 10, 1889. Approximately 190 pages. Appears similar to text of Niblack, "The Coast Indians of Southern Alaska and Northern British Columbia," U. S. National Museum Report for 1888, Washington, 1890, pages 225-386. (2) "Notes on Hydah Indians, Alaska." 1886. Notebook, 35 pages. (19 microframes.) (3) Letter received from [George] Barnett. No date. 2 pages. Encloses notes on "Indian Steam Bath," 2 pages, "Indian Doctors Dance," 4 pages. (4) Description of an Indian cremation witnessed at Sitka, Alaska during the winter of 1886-87." ("as described for the writer by Lieut. George Barnett, U. S. Marine Corps.") 3 pages. (5) Letters received from James G. Swan, Port Townsend, Washington Territory. Material on N. W. Coast myths and Haida ethnology. 18 pages, total. July 7, 1885. 2 pages. November 5, 1885. 4 pages. May 4, 1886. 2 pages. December 2, 1886. 4 pages. December 20, 1886. 2 pages. October 18, 1888. 4 pages. (6) Letter received from J. L. Gould, Hydah Mission, Jackson, Alaska. August 5, 1886. 2 pages. Promises to forward myths. (7) Story of the Thunder, by Mr John. [From J. L. Gould.] Hydah Mission, Alaska, 1886. 4 pages. (8) Story of the Flood, by Mr John. [From J. L. Gould.] Hydah Mission, Alaska, August 25, 1886. 5 pages. (9) Drafts of letters sent by Niblack to "Prof." [S. F. Baird, Smithsonian Institution ?] April, June, 1889. 3 letters, 14 pages. Concern details of publication of Niblack's report.
(10) Letter of G. M. Dawson to O. T. Mason. March 25, 1889. Discusses published references to the Haida. 3 pages. (11) The Glacier. Tlingit Training Academy, Fort Wrangell, Alaska. Volume 1, Number 10, September, 1886 and Volume 2, Number 18, May 1887. 8 pages, total. Include articles on myths. (12) "A Hydah Legend." Newspaper clipping, No date. 1 page. (13) Descriptions of artifacts, carvings, or drawings ? 9 pages, legal size. (14) Miscellaneous fragmentary notes on odd-sized slips. Extracts from published sources, small unidentified sketches, page from expense account, etc. Of doubtful value. Approximately 33 pages. (15) Draft of a manuscript on the Juan Fernandez Islands, with sections on Alexander Selkirk, Daniel Defoe, and Robinson Crusoe. Approximately 85 pages, much disordered. Also printed copy of William Minto, Daniel Defoe, New York, 1884, 106 pages. (16) Photographs. Distant views of village or villages with totem poles. 4 prints, identified only as "Key I," "Key II," etc. On each, totem poles are numbered in red ink, but there is no accompanying description of the numbered poles. (17) Printed material, including the following: Boas, Franz. "The Development of the Culture of Northwest America." Science, Volume 12, Number 299, October 26, 1888, pages 194-196. Illustrations clipped from C. E. S. Wood, "Among the Thlinkits in Alaska," The Century Magazine, volume 24, number 3, July, 1882. 7 illustrations.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4513
Topic:
Death and mortuary customs -- Alaska  Search this
American Indian -- Northwest Coast  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 4513, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4513
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3ff457715-9dfc-4243-9ab3-7677e4ca5911
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4513

MS 2389 Mortuary customs of Indians in Southwestern Alaska

Creator:
Swan, James G., 1818-1900  Search this
Addressee:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Extent:
18 Pages
2 Drawings
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Date:
January 15, 1881
Scope and Contents:
Description of mortuary customs of the Akaskan Indians on Prince of Wales Islands and Tongass, southwestern Alaska, and two drawings of which Swan was an eye witness during his cruise on the U. S. Revenue Steamer Oliver Wolcott in the summer of 1875.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2389
Topic:
Death and mortuary customs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 2389, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2389
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3133ea7a3-0a13-4a77-ba8d-c47177fd9d54
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2389

Wolf totem on grave and mortuary column at Chief Shake's house

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
OPPS NEG SI.4,109

OPPS NEG.14,838-a
Local Note:
Drawings are stylistically similar to representations of same subjects in A. P. Niblack, "Coast Indians of Southern Alaska," USNM-AR for 1888, Washington, 1890 (cf. Plate LXV, Figure 349; and Plate LXIX, Figure 356). Possibly drawn by a member of the Geodetic Corps connected with the survey of Alaska, 1885-87; or drawn from photographs taken by Niblack or others.
graphite and ink wash drawings
Topic:
Mortuary customs -- Tlingit  Search this
Totem poles -- Tlingit  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript Anonymous Non-Indian Artist, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS76607
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Wolf totem on grave and mortuary column at Chief Shake's house
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw33251d10a-0f4a-4828-a134-1727966452f4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms76607
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Eaton Photographs

Creator:
Eaton (photographer and/or collector)  Search this
Extent:
20 Prints
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
Chilkat Tlingit  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Place:
Alaska -- glacial features
Date:
ca. 1906
Scope and Contents:
Subjects: Chilkat Indians, surveyors' camp on Chilkat River, Alaska, and geological and scenic views in Chilkat Valley, Alaska, made and/or collected by a Mr Eaton. U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, apparently in connection with a boundary survey, ca. 1906.
Catalog Number 4579: (1) Tribe: Tlingit (Chilkat) Description: Tlingit woman weaving baskets Photographer: Mr Eaton Date: ca. 1906. (2) Tlingit (Chilkat) A Chilkat Indian family Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (3) Tlingit (Chilkat) A Chilkat Indian grave Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (4) Tlingit (Chilkat) The Orca or Whale Killer. (front of a charnel house) Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (5) Camp near boundary across Chilkat River. Timber cutters. Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (6) Camp on boundary, Chilkat River Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (7) Looking down Chilkat Valley Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (8) Terminal moraine of a glacier Mr Eaton ca. 1906.. (9) A hanging glacier Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (10) Surface of glacier showing crevasses Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (11) Baldy Peak Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (12) Ice caps in the summits. Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (13) An inacessible point Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (14) Dyen River near Canyon City, Alaska Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (15) Young spruce and pine restocking a burnt area Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (16) Running the line through birch and alder timber Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (17) Head of Chilkat glacier Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (18) Boundary Monument Number 47I. Chilkat Valley. Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (19) "An icy road ahead" Mr Eaton ca. 1906. (20) A vista along the line across Chilkat Valley Mr Eaton ca. 1906.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4579
Local Note:
Filed: Photos, Northwest Coast
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Basket making  Search this
Death and mortuary customs  Search this
Camps -- Alaska  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4579, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4579
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw392109b88-7999-482d-90c2-acbec89da8b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4579

Alaskan Eskimos and Indians, and an Eskimo burial site

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
7 Pages
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Tanana  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Drawings
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Signed with monogram "h" (probably mark of lithographer, "A. Hoen & Co. Lith., Baltimore"). Plate I Tribe-Malemiut "Mahlemute-Man and Woman" Published Plate Number III. Plate III Tribe-Kuskwogmiut "Kuskokvegmute--Male Summer Dress" Published Plate Number IV. Plate III Tribe-Kuskwogmiute "Beluga Hunter and Dwellings--Lower Kuskokvim, Alaska Published Plate Number V Plate IV Tribe-Togiamiut "Burial Place of Togiagamute" Published Plate Number VI Plate V Tribe-Tanana "Tennanah Tribe--Man and Woman" Published Plate Number VII Plate VI Tribe-Tlingit "Thlinkit and man from Copper River" Published Plate Number VIII Plate VIII "Yukon Tundra in Summer" Published Plate Number I.
Local Note:
color lithographs
Topic:
Mortuary customs -- Eskimo  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript Anonymous Non-Indian Artist, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS87827
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Alaskan Eskimos and Indians, and an Eskimo burial site
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw340b0f9b0-5eef-4733-b583-f69de38a33f5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms87827
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Tlingit Rock Shelter transparencies

Collector:
Grainger, George  Search this
Extent:
3 Slides
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Slides (photographs)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Transparencies are of Tlingit rock shelter or cave burials, probably 18th century or earliier, on the shores of an island in South East Alaska near Ketchikan.
Catalog Number 4765: (1)-(3) Tribe: Tlingit Description: Color transparencies of Tlingit cave burials, probably 18th century or earlier, on the shores of an island in South East Alaska near Ketchikan.
From Mr Grainger's letter of transmittal, (January 17, 1966): "...Apparently the central figure is of a Tlingit native. The empty boxes appear to be of Russian or Chinese origin. However there was at least one native steamed board box, sans nails. The matting and rope are apparently of cedar bark weave. The sacrificial skull might possibly date this burial site before the purchase of Alaska in the era of slavery. The area is all above ground overhanging rocks in a sort of cave..."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4765
Topic:
Mortuary customs -- Tlingit  Search this
Alaska -- Ketchikan -- cave burials  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Manuscript 4765, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4765
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3515304fc-7a6c-402e-a4b1-afaa835a034f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4765

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